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Choice CDHP enrollees can now activate health savings accounts

Dec. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt employees that enrolled in the Choice Consumer-Driven Health Plan for 2019 must activate their health savings account on Fidelity in order to contribute to, and use funds from, the account.

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Open Enrollment ends Oct. 31; all benefits-eligible employees must enroll

Oct. 25, 2018—Open Enrollment is open now through 11:59 p.m. Oct. 31. All benefits-eligible faculty and staff are required to make an active plan selection for 2019 coverage.

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University benefits executive director discusses Open Enrollment with USAC

Oct. 23, 2018—Catherine Wood, executive director of university benefits, discussed Open Enrollment for 2019 at the October meeting of the University Staff Advisory Council.

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Benefits Open House Oct. 24; enrollment labs ongoing

Oct. 19, 2018—Benefits Open Enrollment is underway now until Oct. 31. This year, all eligible employees must elect a health plan or they will default to the new Choice Consumer-Driven Health Plan.

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Details on tax-advantaged accounts available for 2019 health care benefit options

Oct. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt offers two distinct types of tax-advantaged plans to help pay for health care costs on a pre-tax  basis: the new Health Savings Account (HSA) for employees electing the Choice CDHP and the health care Flexible Spending Account (HC-FSA) for employees electing the Select PPO or waiving coverage.

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Health insurance plans are changing for 2019 – what are my choices?

Sep. 26, 2018—For calendar year 2019, Vanderbilt will have two health plan offerings: the Select PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) and the Choice CDHP (Consumer-Driven Health Plan). Eligible employees must elect a health plan.

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BenefitExpress unavailable Sept. 12-14

Sep. 10, 2018—BenefitExpress, Vanderbilt’s online benefits administration system, will be down for scheduled maintenance from Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 12 a.m. through Friday, Sept. 14, at 11:59 p.m.

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New online tool will streamline tuition benefits for employees

Aug. 23, 2018—Employees can now manage tuition benefit programs online through EdAssist.

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2019 health care benefits—active enrollment required

Aug. 8, 2018—All fully benefits-eligible faculty and staff are required to make an active plan selection during this year's Open Enrollment.

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2019 health care benefits: What is changing?

Jun. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt University will offer two health care coverage plans in 2019: the Aetna Select PPO plan and a new consumer-driven health plan called Aetna Choice CDHP.

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Vanderbilt launches an easy way to explore benefits

May. 30, 2018—In preparation of Open Enrollment for 2019 benefits, Vanderbilt is partnering with GuideSpark to provide short videos, comparison charts and other resources designed to streamline the information you need to help you better understand your benefits options.

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Employee Assistance Program open house for faculty and staff May 21

May. 4, 2018—May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Vanderbilt's Work/Life Connections–Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has planned an open house for university faculty and staff May 21.

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